Monday, May 9, 2011

Some More Interesting Links

I've never been all that interested in reading Jane Eyre, but after listening to the Reader's Review of it on The Diane Rehm show, I can't wait to get a hold of it.  Joining Diane on the show was NYT columnist Maureen Dowd, Syrie James (author of The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte), and John Pfordresher (professor of English at Georgetown University).

Another interesting discussion I heard on The Diane Rehm Show was an interview with Geraldine Brooks, the author of Caleb's Crossing.  It's a fictional account of the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College in 1665. 

On the NPR show, Here & Now, Robin Young interviewed Daniel Levitin, author of Your Brain on Music.  It's a fascinating look at how music is able to convey emotion and how musicians change the emphasis while playing.

On I've been watching a lot of  "Perry Mason" episodes.  I think when I'm done, I'll be watching  old episodes of "The Love Boat".

Mario Frangoulis is one of my favorite male vocalists alive today.  He is a Greek Tenor but also sings in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.  One of my favorites is his version of "Hijo de la Luna" or "Son of the Moon".  It's gorgeous, I think if you listen to it, you will love it.


bermudaonion said...

I need to read Jane Eyre too. I was hoping to see the new movie version, but it hasn't shown here yet.

Unknown said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog yesterday!

I love Jane Eyre, and the new film version was fantastic. I really want to see it again, but with the summer blockbuster season starting I'll probably wait for DVD.

And I adore Mario Frangoulis's voice, thanks for the vid!